2017 Ford Transit Connect Ames IA

2017 Ford Transit Connect

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New 2017 Ford Transit Connect at Ames Ford Lincoln for Ames, IA

If you want an affordable and incredibly maneuverable van then you have come to the right place. Here you will read about the 2017 Ford Transit Connect. The Wagon model of this vehicle receives new features on every trim level. On every 2017 Ford Transit Connect you will find cruise control and rear parking sensors. There’s also a new Ford Sync 3 infotainment system, and now the short-wheelbase model may be outfitted with the Titanium trim. There’s no reason why the 2017 Ford Transit Connect wouldn’t meet your needs. We would like you to continue reading to read more about the 2017 Ford Transit Connect and how the excellent van may be exactly what you’ve been looking for!

Under the Transit Connect's Hood

Every 2017 Ford Transit Connect comes standard with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that delivers 171 lb-ft of torque and 169 horsepower. There is a six-speed automatic transmission for this vehicle which also has front-wheel drive. This vehicle has a maximum payload capacity rated at 1,620 pounds. If you want to tow things behind the Transit Connect then you will be able to haul up to 2,000 pounds worth of equipment behind it. For fuel economy you can expect to get up to 28 miles per gallon highway, 20 mpg city and 23 mpg combined (note: as of this writing 2017 figures are not available, but 2017’s figures are expected to be around that of 2016’s). The gas tank will hold up to 15.8 gallons of fuel.

Design of Ford Transit Connect

The 2017 Ford Transit Connect is considered to be a compact commercial minivan by vehicle experts. Two different body styles--Cargo Van and Wagon--are available for this minivan. XL, XLT and Titanium are the three trim levels available. The XLT and Titanium Wagons seat either five or seven people, depending on the wheelbase configuration you purchase the vehicle with. Every XL comes standard with seven-passenger seating. The XL Cargo Van comes standard with air conditioning, built-in cargo tie-down hooks, a fold-flat passenger seat, power front windows and a two-speaker sound system. The XLT Cargo Van comes with body-color bumpers, cloth upholstery and power-adjustable heated mirrors. The XLT Wagon will get you an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a conversation mirror and a thick acoustic windshield. If you get the Titanium, which automatically comes in the Wagon body style, then you will get adaptive cornering fog lights, dual-zone automatic climate control and heated front seats.

Can I get the Titanium trim in the short-wheelbase model?

Yes, you can do that if you'd like!

I want built-in cargo tie-down hooks. Can I get those on this van?

Yes, you can. They come standard with the XL Cargo Van configuration.

Can I schedule a test drive through your website?

Yes, you may! To do so click here!


Purchasing the 2017 Ford Transit Connect will get you traction and stability control, anti-lock brakes, side curtain airbags, front seat side airbags and hill start assist. Various models offer the following features as options: daytime running lights, front and rear parking sensors, a rearview camera and a cross-traffic warning system. There’s also Ford’s MyKey system that lets you set parameters for secondary drivers like valets, your employees or teenagers. In government crash testing the 2017 Ford Transit Connect received five out of five stars possible for overall crash protection, getting five stars for side crash protection. We invite you down to Ames Ford Lincoln when you have some free time. We can’t wait to show you what our inventory has to offer!

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